NASCAR Pocono 350 Weather Forecast: Will Rain Delay Sunday’s Cup Race at Pocono?
Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images. Pictured: A view of the garage area during a NASCAR rain delay at Pocono Raceway
- For the second straight day, rain is in the weather forecast for Sunday's NASCAR race at Pocono Raceway.
- While the updated NASCAR at Pocono weather forecast isn't ideal for Sunday's Pocono 350, the chance of rain isn't as likely as Saturday.
- See the full NASCAR Pocono weather forecast and the chances that rain delays today's race.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before … but weather could be an issue for today’s NASCAR tripleheader at Pocono Raceway.
The NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series Pocono Organics 125, which was postponed from yesterday due to rain, is scheduled to get the action started at 9:30 a.m. ET (FS1), followed by the XFINITY Series’ Pocono Green 225 at 12:30 p.m. ET (FS1), with the Cup Series’ Pocono 350 at 4 p.m. ET (FS1).
However, in the least shocking news possible, the Pocono forecast indicates we could dodging rain again today.
Here’s the updated Sunday weather forecast in Long Pond, Pa.
NASCAR Pocono 350 Sunday Weather Forecast
According to the National Weather Service, there’s a 50% chance of rain on Sunday, with showers and thunderstorms in the forecast at 10 a.m. ET.
Of course, weather is unpredictable in this region, so this has to be a concern for NASCAR, especially at a race track that does not have lights.
A race must make it to halfway point to be official, which would be 30 Truck Series laps, 45 laps in the XFINITY race and 70 laps in the Cup Series race. And because of the loaded Sunday schedule, it’s reasonable to think NASCAR will pull the plug quickly on any race past the halfway point in order to get the track ready for the next event.
NASCAR has not yet announced backup plans should any of Sunday’s races get postponed, but we’ll update this story as more information becomes available.